COVID-19: Announcements, measures, and guidelines

Stay tuned for news relase to our community and the mesures and guidelines in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

LAST ANNOUNCEMENTS

April 9, 2021

Impact of the extension and tightening of health measures on our activities

Following the recent announcement of the Quebec government regarding the extension of the special emergency measures in the Quebec Metropolitan Community and the tightening of the measures in the Montreal metropolitan area, we wish to inform you of the impacts of these announcements on the activities of our institution.


Distance learning

In the four research centers, all training activities must be held virtually until further notice. Faculty members will contact affected students to inform them of any changes regarding the format of their courses.


Research Activities and Internships

Research activities requiring lab presence and internships in the university environment may continue, subject to compliance with current health measures, including social distancing and the requirement to wear a surgical mask.

For research work that requires interregional travel, we invite you to check before travelling the measures in effect in other regions of Quebec: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Québec | Gouvernement du Québec (quebec.ca).

For research work that requires international travel, we invite you to contact your center.


Curfew

The curfew in the cities of Montreal and Laval will apply from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., starting April 11th. For Quebec City and Varennes, the current curfew hours remain unchanged. The curfew in Quebec City is from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. In Varennes, it is in effect from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.

An official permission to move around the buildings after curfew hours is required. To obtain that permission, contact your center or administrative unit management.


Working in small groups

For the time being, and until further notice, small group work on site is unfortunately suspended in all centers.  However, all INRS libraries are still available at certain times for individual study and internet access. See the schedule.


Teleworking

Prioritization of remote work is maintained and non-essential travel is to be avoided. Before you travel, we recommend that you consult the measures in effect in all regions of Quebec: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Québec | Gouvernement du Québec (quebec.ca).


Mandatory wearing of a surgical mask

The wearing of a surgical mask is mandatory for all members of the community at all times and everywhere inside the different campuses. You may only remove it to eat, drink, and when you are alone in a room with the door closed.

We remind you that surgical masks are provided for free to all members at the entrances of all our campuses.


Any questions?

Please be assured that we will continue to closely monitor the health crisis and communicate with you frequently to keep you informed about the impact of the pandemic on our operations and our academic institution.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, we invite you to contact your center or administrative unit management directly. You can also visit the COVID-19 section of our website or email us at inrs.covid@inrs.ca.

Take good care of yourself and your relatives,


The General Management



April 1, 2021

Special emergency measures affecting our two centers located in Quebec City

Due to the recent evolution of the health crisis and to ensure the safety of the population, the Government of Quebec announced late yesterday the implementation of special emergency measures, including a curfew between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

These measures will apply specifically in the Communauté métropolitaine de Québec, in the City of Gatineau and the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais. They will be in effect from April 1 at 8 p.m. until April 12 at 5 a.m.

In this particular context, we would like to inform you of the instructions in effect at the Centre Eau Terre Environnement and the Centre Urbanisation Culture Société located in Quebec City:

  • All training activities must be offered exclusively in virtual mode until April 12 at 5 a.m.
  • Research activities requiring a presence in a laboratory and internships in a university environment may continue, in compliance with the health measures in effect.
  • Official authorization to travel after 8:00 p.m. is required for members of the two Quebec City centers.
  • Small group work is suspended until April 12 at 5:00 a.m.
  • All INRS libraries, including the one of the Centre Eau Terre Environnement, remain accessible at certain times to community members for study and internet access. Consult the schedule
  • We remind you that non-essential travel should be avoided. Consult the measures in effect in all regions
  • Prioritization of remote work is maintained.

The instructions in effect at the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre, the Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Research Centre and the Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre in Montreal remain unchanged for the moment.

If you have any questions or for any clarification, we invite you to contact the management of your center or administrative unit directly. You can also consult the COVID-19 section of our website orwrite to inrs.covid@inrs.ca .

Thank you again for your continued cooperation,

The General Management

INRS is mobilized to support you during the COVID-19 pandemic

A committee has been set up to closely monitor developments. This committee communicates regularly and as soon as necessary the instructions, important information and preventive measures announced by the Quebec Ministry of Education and Higher Education and by Public Health.

For any questions, we invite you to write to inrs.covid@inrs.ca.

For any questions, please contact us by email.